Lausanne, Switzerland is international headquarters for the Olympics. For the 2016 Olympics, they featured a huge exhibit honoring the culture of Rio.
A new “family” of writers. Me and my PAA classmates and mentors at closing festivities on the Quai Saint Bernard, where every evening (as weather permits) there is multi-genre dancing (salsa, tango, hip hop, swing, etc) in designated areas. We ended up gathering with the traditional Alsace French dancers.
And a gathering of expat-American authors and artists.
Detroit in Paris.
And 50+ years of friendship for the 3 Musketeers (Llynn, Renee & Speedy). We’ve got a LOT of stories!
More photos of hanging in Paris with childhood friend Llynn Taylor. We found this great BBQ joint named “Floyd’s”. My maiden name was ‘Floyd’ and that’s what friends who ‘knew me when’ still call me.
Walking sticks at Galerie Fayet (since 1909) in Passage Jouffroy. The store was like walking into a shop Harry Potter might frequent on Diagon Alley.
Monday lunch at restaurant Mini-Palais in the Grand Palais with Paris writer, jazz singer, tour guide and flaneur Terrance Gelenter (on the right with restaurant manager ‘René).
Tuesday morning markets. At the Fromager I was scolded for taking the butter off the shelf by myself – but I’ll gladly pay penance because French butter is to die for. And bacon sliced to order …need I say more?
Although I have visited Paris every year since 2010, I started my extended stays in June 2016.
The 6 o’clock bells on Notre Dame outside my bedroom window in the Latin Quarter.